Continental, technology company and manufacturer of premium tyres, today released the first update of its digital tyre monitoring platform ContiConnect. The web portal now has more functions, and the appearance of the entire application has been improved. The new features link the ContiConnect services directly with fleet operations. Thereby tyre management can be improved by using digital monitoring data for physical tyre maintenance.

These are the main new features, which are available for all ContiConnect users as of today:

•   Individual notification rules regarding tyre temperature and pressure with custom thresholds
•   New filling assistant supports precise tyre inflation regardless of the tyre’s temperature
•   Printable task lists with open to-dos for efficient overview of maintenance tasks for workshop employees
•   Data export enables individualized analyses and allows for processing in further systems
•   Manual tyre data upload to the web portal, called ContiConnect Light, enables tyre monitoring without a yard reader station or telematics integration

The new features were created on the basis of customer feedback. Karim Fraiss, Head of Marketing & Operations Digital Solutions at Continental Commercial Vehicles Tyres, emphasizes the importance of user feedback: “Customer feedback is very important for our further development of ContiConnect and its features according to fleet operators’ needs. In the future, we want to put even more focus on our co-creation approach in order to maximize the value we can deliver to customers using our digital tire monitoring platform.”

Since 2013, Continental’s Commercial Vehicle Tyres business unit has brought its ContiPressureCheck™ tire pressure monitoring system to market around the world and consistently developed and enhanced its digital solutions. The tyre monitoring system for individual vehicles is now integrated into solutions from more than 35 telematics providers worldwide. Since 2017, it has been complemented by ContiConnect Yard, a solution for monitoring the tyres of multiple vehicles, which works using a yard reader station in the fleet yard. It has already been successfully launched in 15 markets worldwide. Here, data is transmitted directly to fleet managers to assist them in monitoring tyre conditions. In the event of deviations from the optimum status, ContiConnect sends notifications and suggests corrective measures. At the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, Continental also presented ContiConnect Live, available from the second quarter of 2019, which informs operators of truck and bus fleets immediately if there is a problem with the temperature or pressure of a tyre, even when the vehicle is on the road.